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    1. Announcements, meetings and other resources

      Including why this site is not for newly diagnosed low-risk men trying to select an initial treatment.


    1. Primary hormone therapy

      Early or late, long or short, intermittent or continuous, radiation or not, one or more agents (ADT1, ADT2, ADT3, ...)

    2. Secondary hormone therapy

      When primary hormone therapy fails, this may be the next step.

    3. Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

      CRPC - Testosterone is at castrate level, but the cancer is again advancing.

    4. Metastatic

      Evidence is found in bones or soft tissue through imaging or pain.

    5. Very high risk

      Men with very high risk may need more aggressive treatment than most. What indicates very high risk?

    6. New agents

      Drugs and other treatments of the future - under trial or newly approved.

    7. Every little bit helps

      Some drugs given for other conditions have anti-cancer effects.
      Some foods have anti-cancer effects.
      Exercise certainly helps
      An anti-prostate cancer cocktail may be in order.

    8. Radiation, diagnostic imaging, bones and other prostate cancer topics

      All types of radiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, other diagnostics and anything else on prostate cancer not covered in other forums.
      (If it's not about prostate cancer it should be in The Lounge.)

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    1. My story

      Members tell of their own history.

    2. Any suggestions?

      What should I ask my doctor about on the next visit?

    3. The lounge

      Any topic you like goes in here.
      No defamation, please.
      Nothing offensive, please.

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    • alanbarlee
      Hi Jim,   I've got a couple of DVDs of Mike Brady's 'Talk About It'.   Do you want one?   Alan
    • Admin
      Agenda Friday 14 December 2018 Today will just be a roundtable. The Brisbane Prostate Cancer Support Group used to have a singalong for the Christmas meeting. The star attraction was The Prostate Song sung by a local Brisbane man. I went looking for it on YouTube for this meeting, but could not find it. But, having twice been to theatre in the past few months with my friendly colorectal surgeon, this tickled me: You must dial in - we do NOT dial you. Landline - Anywhere in Australia - 25 cents
      1300 663 845 (landline call from anywhere in Australia) (cost 25 cents)
      7701# Conference number
      7701# Password Mobile phone - only inside these major capital cities - your phone plan cost
      Perth (mobile call from inside Perth see warning below)
      08 6103 8751 Brisbane (mobile call from inside Brisbane see warning below) 07 3166 2169
      Sydney (mobile call from inside Sydney see warning below)
      02 9438 7077 Canberra (mobile call from inside Canberra see warning below) 02 6112 6899
      Melbourne (mobile call from inside Melbourne see warning below) 03 9948 2088 Adelaide (mobile call from inside Adelaide see warning below) 08 7002 8702
      7701# Conference number
      7701# Password   Apologies From. Late starters Maybe you haven't had access to the agenda or you have late breaking news you would like to share. Tell the chairman here at the beginning of the meeting that you would like to speak, and he will fit you in - probably later, perhaps right now if that suits. Roundtable - new stories, updates, questions Any man who wishes is welcome to contribute here. Formal end The Chair will declare the formal part of the teleconference closed at his discretion, perhaps around 11am. The teleconference lines will be kept open until at least 11:30 for anyone who wishes to continue discussions, update his health, or just chat. Informal chat Any topic you like - topics we didn't reach, something discussed earlier you wish to comment on, an update on your health, how your new boat is going, moaning about the weather, anything that you wish to say. Disclaimer This Community does not give medical advice. No members are authorised to give medical advice. Ask your doctor if you hear anything here that you think may be related to your treatment. Time 9:30am - 11:00am Eastern Standard Time (Queensland)
      The formal phone-in meeting ends after 90 minutes.
      The lines are kept open for up to an hour after that for members to informally chat. Daylight savings times Brisbane 9:30am
      Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart: 10:30am Adelaide, 10:00am
      Perth 7:30am
      Winter times
      Brisbane 9:30am
      Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart 9:30am Adelaide 9:00am
      Perth 7:30am Daylight saving ends first Sunday in April Daylight saving starts first Sunday in October Mobile phone warning The costs of mobile calls are nothing to do with the Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group or with PCFA. They are between you and your phone provider (Optus, Telstra, Virgin, Vodafone, etc). If you dial one of the capital city numbers given above from a mobile phone, the cost to you will be the cost on your mobile phone plan. If your plan gives you free, or low cost local calls, and you are in one of these cities, it should be free, or a local call. If your plan gives you free, or local cost national calls that should work too. Be sure - call your provider, give the number you might be calling, and check the cost for you to call that number. Speaking time We want many voices to be heard. If you are a member listed to speak below, the chair will probably expect you to take no more than about 5 minutes on presentation so there is plenty of time for others to respond. Special Guest Speakers are invited to speak for 10-15 minutes, then field questions. Guidelines No noise House - radio, TV, computer, pets, other phones, conversation Yourself - mute button, or mouthpiece away from mouth
      Phone - call waiting off (#43#), Mute button or hang up to leave the room. No mute button? ##4 to mute, ##5 to unmute. Cordless phone - don't carry, put on folded handkerchief to limit reverberation Other calls - Please do NOT use call waiting or another line on the same phone to take another call - members around Australia are left listening to your 'hold' music until you return. Speaker phone Please do NOT use a speaker phone, unless you are very good at keeping it Mute, and at lifting and using the hand piece when you wish to join in the conversation.
      Mobile phone You will need enough charge for the length of the call, or take the call with your charger plugged in.
      Speak clearly into mouthpiece in ordinary voice. Say who you are when signing in, and each time you speak.
      Listen for the gavel. The Chair may need to interrupt.
      It's a meeting of 20 people, not a simple phone conversation. If you are not one of the two people in the particular conversation at the time, keep your mute button down and let others contribute.
      Help the secretary by later emailing details for the minutes.Restarting
      You may hang up and sign in again as many times as necessary. Sometimes we may have to restart the meeting - dial in again. With everyone calling at once you may need to try more than once. Future phone-in support group meetings Fourth Friday of each month, except:
      January (One week late for Australia Day, making2 meetings in February)
      December (One week early for Christmas) Phone-in support group meeting dates 2019 1 February (one week late for Australia Day) 22 February
      22 March
      26 April 24 May
      28 June
      26 July
      23 August
      27 September 25 October 22 November 20 December (one week early for Christmas) Changes or questions If you wish to update us about any changes in your health or treatment, or have a question you would like answered or discussed, or you would like to talk about joining a teleconference group, let us know. Then we can put it high on the agenda so it doesn't get lost - just reply to this email, or use Contact Jim on JimJimJimJim.com. This message has been sent to you because you are a member of the Australian Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group. Visit JimJimJimJim.com and click on Contact Jim if this is a problem.
    • seafriend40
      Recently had PSA Test, down from 61 to 24! Have now had second Lucrin Depo 45mg 6 month injection. Very sore bum for a couple of days but all is well now. Have another PSA test in June 2019, fingers crossed!!
    • seafriend40
    • Charles (Chuck) Maack
      Certainly wishing you success with docetaxel.  Possibly enzalutamide or abiraterone might work again following completion of the docetaxel series.  Otherwise, it appears cabazitaxel/Jevtana may be the next medication to which to move.
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